The ultimate 2021 Review of Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is the star of the 4 models of iPhone 12 series launched in late 2020.
The overall quality of this smartphone is excellent but the price is not for all budgets and higher than many competitors.
It is a professional and heavy smartphone model, that’s why we recommend it for advanced users looking for top features.
The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max arrived on the market with the latest version of iOS, the iOS 14.2.
The huge 6.7″ screen with a resolution of 2778 x 1284 pixels is much more pleasant than that of other models and is also very quick to react to commands.
The battery of Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is standard: in our usage scenario, its 3687 mAh allow it to reach 24 hours, which is on average.
The 114 GB of actual available internal memory (128 GB declared) may be enough to store our data, but if not we can’t expand the phone memory.
It is a very robust mobile phone: it exceeded the drop test without any difficulty.
Models in this price range are usually very powerful and this mobile phone is no exception: therefore, it can be used without problems even for tasks that require high performance, such as some video games.
Among the most interesting functions are: being dual SIM (two SIM, two numbers, can work at the same time) and being water resistant (IP68).
This model is compatible with 5G connection.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max has three rear cameras of 12 MP, which allow you to get excellent quality photos in all light conditions and amazing videos (can record in Dolby Vision, the format used by film studios)!
This mobile phone has a 12 MP front camera, which allows you to take very good selfies.
Free Apps from Apple
Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, Clips, and Apple Store app are preinstalled.
In the Box
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- USB-C to Lightning Cable
- It’s a 5G model
- Photos and videos are of excellent quality
- It is one of the best models tested
- It is a very robust model
- You can insert two SIMs at the same time
- It is resistant to immersion in water for short periods (IP68)
- It is one of the most expensive models
- It is heavy and too big to hold on a hand
All tests results
|Quality of video footage from rear camera||★★★★★|
|Quality of video footage from front camera||★★★★☆|
|Audio quality of movies||★★★★★|
|Touchscreen speed and accuracy||★★★★★|
|Battery life (for standard usage scenario)||24 h|
|Quick battery charging||★☆☆☆☆|
|Extra battery functionality||★★★☆☆|
|Amount of memory available||★★★★★|
|Impermeability to water||★★★★☆|
|Audio quality through the speakers||★★★★☆|
|Sound quality with high quality headphones||★★★★★|
Ease of use
|Usability of the touchscreen||★★★★★|
|Ease of use of the camera||★★★★★|
|Accessibility via facial recognition or fingerprint||★★★★★|
|Simplicity of settings||★★★★★|
|Operation on different frequency bands||★★★★★|
|Operation on different wifi standards||★★★★★|
|Memory card reader||★☆☆☆☆|
|Availability of sensors||★★★★★|
All technical specs
|Operating system version tested||iOS 14.2|
|Latest update available||iOS 14.3|
|Google Service available||Not considered|
|Diagonal screen size||5.7 inch|
|Internal memory declared||128 GB|
|Memory capacity actually available||113.6 GB|
|Type of memory card||Not available|
|Processor||A14 Bionic Chip|
|Processor frequency||Not available|
|Number of cores||6|
|RAM memory||6 GB|
|Battery capacity||3687 mAh|
|Wireless charging possible||✔️|
|Wireless charger provided||❌|
|SAR level declared||0.99 Watt per kg|
|FM radio||Not considered|
|Weight, including SIM and battery||228 g|
|Available in Dual SIM||✔️|
|Dual SIM and independent memory card reader||❌|
|SIM type||Nano SIM|
|3.5mm audio output||❌|
Camera and video camera
|Resolution of the main rear camera||12 MPx|
|Resolution of the main front camera||12 MPx|
|Number of rear cameras||4|
|Number of front cameras||1|
|Optical image stabilizer||✔️|
|Slow motion mode||✔️|